International links: Hutchins builds connections with Europe
The Hutchins Head of IT Dr Jill Abell has recently returned from the European Council of International Schools conference in Germany. Dr Abell delivered a paper at the, IT's about Learning conference held at the Frankfurt International School along with Dr Julie Rimes from Collegiate. On a travelling scholarship, they also visited three international schools with strong reputations for their innovative approaches to ICT, and two other schools who had indicated some interest in beginning a relationship with an Australian school for student and teacher exchange. "The focus for our visit was to enhance our position in the international school community through the affordances of ICT, prior to the commencement of both schools examining international accreditation."
The European Council of International Schools (ECIS) is the leading collaborative global network promoting and supporting the ideals and best practices of professional learning in international education. It is allied to the Council of International Schools (CIS) which is the premier organisation in international education for the accreditation of schools.